October 3rd, 2008
02:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Bush speaks on bailout bill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/03/art.bush.cnn.jpg caption="Bus commented on the House passing the bailout bill."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush plans to sign a massive bailout bill before leaving Washington on Friday, a senior administration official told CNN.

Bush is scheduled to leave the White House at 3:15 p.m. Friday.

The House approved the historic bailout legislation by a vote of 263-171.

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. Kenneth T.

    I think the only thing President Bush and his administration concentrated on was the wars in Iraq and Afganastan. They could not multi task so the economy and financial markets at home was completely forgotten about.

    October 3, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Chris

    This is probably the only President in this country's history that actually sounds like a commentator other than an actual leader. Why did it happen, explain in detail. How will it help the tax payer, what wasn't done to prevent this, and what should be done?

    And why does he always go back to Crawford, Texas. Stay at the White House at least once in these miserable eight years. Christ.

    October 3, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Barbara

    I think that when Palin was being programed for the debate, they should have included body behavior, hers was terrible.

    October 3, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Proud to be American

    Bush is a mess – and McCain is the same. Lets Pray for Obama and Biden to make it to the white house ... this way they will ensure our tax dollars are not wasted.....Obama and Biden 2008

    October 3, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. sue

    @ America the Stupid

    Please explain how a president can force any bank to lower their lending standards?

    October 3, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  6. sick n tired

    The 2 party system is broken! it promotes an 'us against them 'mentality and is absolutely counter-productive! Anyone that doesnt realize that by now is as big a fool as the bozo in the picture!!!!

    October 3, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Dutch-VA

    Happy now Dub-ya?

    October 3, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. lee

    I just don't like Katie Couric!

    October 3, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Ted:Canada


    What was the vote?

    BOY at you are so effective in bring people together! NOT!


    Sarah – safe your reputation and abdicate now!

    October 3, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Hey McCain- Thanks but no thanks

    Time will tell folks...

    Anyone that has profited from lack of regulation will of course be opposed to this bill but time will tell whether this was a horrible doomsday move as some of you are expousing...

    October 3, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. TJ

    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

    - Edmund Burke, 1774


    October 3, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. CT Cline

    So the Bush family profited from the S&L crisis of the past, and now we see Palin's husband could potentially benefit from the Bail Out's pork. Any more Bush benefits included this time?

    October 3, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. Glenn; North Carolina

    This is the crowning achievement of the worst presidency in US history. Maybe the war crimes tribunal at the Hague will put this traitor out of his misery.

    October 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. Quentin in Nashville

    Is this guy still president?

    October 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. joseph

    Can we now put aside this left vs. right BS, and realize that MOST them are CROOKS.

    October 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. Joanne Trethewey

    The United States is in economic crises and President Bush is going on vacation in Crawford, Texas. Can't he wait for January when he will be on permanent vacation? What a joke! Then, what else can one expect. He has shown very little leadership or knowledge of any crisis the United States has been experienced in the last eight years under his "supposed commander in chief status". I, for one, will be more than happy to see the end of his presidency.

    October 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. Bush is as charming as Sarah

    People voted for George W. Bush not once but twice.
    Because he was a regular "Joe six pack" just like the rest of us. Didn't he do a great job leading our country?! Isn't it great that McCain put Palin on his ticket so we could have another charming "Joe six pack" (or in her case Hockey Mom) in the White house? I love having an ordinary person who can relate in the White House! It's done wonders over the last 8 years!

    Vote Hockey Mom '08
    after all why should we want someone whoes too smart representing us?

    October 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. CP

    Did ppl really think Palin would win the debate?? The moderator was automatically siding with the Obama clan and should have been removed.

    October 3, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. Don

    Can he just go to TEXAS and disapear like he has done for the past 8 years and take Cheney, McCain, and Palin with him

    Obama/Biden will be the change that this country needs.

    October 3, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. james

    Just one more "nail" in Democracy`s coffin. The last 8 years while Bush/Cheney have had had us standing, singing God Bless America and "saving" us from the terrorists, they have methodically stripped away many of OUR rights and priviledges our democracy affords. Before long we just might as well have a king , again, and bow to him. -- The Great Democracy experiment has failed---

    October 3, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. RapidRay

    In doing this, George W. Bush as set in stone for all time his legacy.


    October 3, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. saveyourrhetoric

    Funny. I thought we'd had a democratic congress for a few years now (Obama and Biden included). I guess they aren't to blame for anything. Keep telling yourselves it's all Bush's fault.

    October 3, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  23. Caribou Barbie

    Governor Palin, please discuss how your foreign policy positions will differ from the current administration's?

    Hey, can I call you Gwen? Heckuva job, Gwen!

    I'll betcha' my opponents are a-wishing that you had a Maverick representin' every Joe Six-pack, hockey mom – bless their hearts – ya' know? Darn right, a maverick does a heckuva job, not just kinda good, but honest-to-goodness heckuva job! As one of my heroes, Donny Rumsfield, once told me, "Golly gee willickers, that's a peach of a pickle!". So yes, I know a little somethin' about oil up here in the only Arctic state 😉

    October 3, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. Cackles in Pennsylvania

    No More Conservatives in the White House...Keep religion out of this ELECTION.....SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE OR START PAYING YOUR SHARE OF TAXES........Palin is a Blooming Idiot and when she talks she makes my ears bleed and McCain is a pathological liar, he has George Bush'S same philosophy, DEREGULATION, that's what got us into this mess.....THE REPUBS STARTED THIS TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT ON OUR ECONOMY, BUT THE DEMS GET BLAMED FOR TRYING TO FIX THE MESS........THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER ATTITUDE.......DO WE REALLY NEED 4 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME?????????

    October 3, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. maryann

    I do believe Sarah Palin is bright and articulate and she showed that at the debate.
    She also showed how ill-equipped she is for this very important role in our country. Having a good grasp of the language is a far cry from what is needed in this very important role.

    After listening to many news professionals, it appears they are giving Sarah a 'handicap' to help her score in this debate because she did better than expected? I just don't see this playing field as being level.

    It also confuses me – I thought a debate is where you agree to answer the questions. Sarah Palin excused herself from answering questions by using cuteness and literally stating she wouldn't answer the questions or would answer them the way she wanted. Hmmmm....Would Biden have gotten away with any of this?

    Finally, I would like to see the end of the debate where Sarah Palin pulls what appears to be something from her hair – Can we see the end of the debate up close and personal to see if in fact used a listening device during the debate.

    October 3, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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